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Taverna Banfi

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130 Statler Hotel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6901
+1 607-254-2565
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“tiramisu” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
130 Statler Hotel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6901
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Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

Every time I come to Cornell U, I have dinner at Banfi one or two times. It is by fat the best restaurant in town. Good wine list for a small city, and excelent service (even when you walk in and they were about to...More

Thank MiamiMartin
Reviewed January 15, 2017

Decided to give this restaurant a try during our stay at the Statler Hotel. Service was reasonable and we like the setting and the atmosphere. We ordered the grilled octopus, which was really outstanding - octopus was tender and the flavor just right. We also...More

Thank ECWorld
Reviewed December 11, 2016

The Statler always keeps on top of updating the decor and menu selections at their hotel restaurant and banquet facilities. We always enjoy our stay when attending meetings, alumni events and weddings.

Thank BeachFan711
Reviewed November 28, 2016

Taverna Banfi's is an well organized and polished gem inside the Cornell Statler Inn on campus. Can certainly eat here without staying at the Statler, but do recommend reservations to ensure you can get a table. Can handle small groups or large, even in a...More

Thank ralphwilhelm1
Reviewed November 5, 2016

Our family party of four, staying at the hotel, enjoyed the buffet breakfast. I'll focus on the discordant note because the Statler seems to pride itself on excellent service. One of our party was a tea drinker. The tea water, when it arrived, was tepid...More

Thank Carl S
Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Part of the Cornell Hotel School, this is a restaurant not to be missed. Our server was professional, pleasant, and knowledgeable. She knew the wine list and made a perfect suggestion. The food was served at the proper pace and exactly as ordered. When you...More

Thank Jane O
Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Have been visiting Ithaca for many years, but have never eaten at the Statler restaurant. Went for lunch and had the buffet at the taverna Banfi, at $20 per person. The setting was very nice, nice setup and a good view. The food was excellent,...More

Thank AJ K
Reviewed September 12, 2016

This Italian restaurant within the Statler Hotel in Ithaca has a good menu. For the world traveler, the prices are not proportional to the quality of the dishes. It is very good but not Master Chef quality. People used to the good kitchens of Chicago,...More

Thank LucDevroye
Reviewed August 30, 2016

The restaurant boast of many laurels and does not disappoint in the food or the ambience. The menu is a little limiting but all the dishes that are there are exceptional. A visual and tasty treat!

Thank travelindia09
Reviewed August 29, 2016

Everything we tried on the buffet for the brunch we attended was Excellent! Pricey, but worth it for the Special Occasion that we celebrated!

Thank advornicky
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Mister B
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Response from chris k | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is valet parking. There is also a dedicated parking lot which the bell captain can give you the "secret" pass word to which is quite near and, there is an elevator from the main floor of the hotel to the second... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Statler Hotel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6901
    (130 Statler Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-254-2565
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